Will Submit Amicus Brief in John M. Drake, et. al. v. Edward A. Jerejian, et. al.
Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association announced today that it intends to file an amicus brief in a case that would help protect the rights of New Jersey’s law-abiding gun owners to carry handguns outside of their homes for self-defense.
“Law-abiding citizens have a constitutional right to defend themselves beyond their front doorstep,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
“New Jersey law unconstitutionally forces lawful gun owners to prove ‘justifiable need’ in order to carry a handgun for self-defense, showing specific threats, or prior attacks. This is absurd. Our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms is not limited to the home.”
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.